✅ Trip Verified
| This is a really nice airport and effortless to pass through - had we known we wouldn't have arrived so early for out departure! The airport is very small, smaller than most regional city aiports in the UK, but clearly has had a lot of money spent on it's development by Stobart Aviation. Security was painless and friendly, and the ground staff very helpful - my partner left a gift he bought in duty-free in the terminal after boarding the aircraft, the ground team in cooperation with easyJet crew very helpfully found it and retrieved it for him - this would have never have been done in Stansted or Gatwick! Although admittedly they are a lot bigger with more flights. If there was a criticism it would three points. Firstly that there isn't much to do once airside as it is that small - only really two food options owned by the same people and a WHSmith, if we used it again we wouldn't arrive so early. Secondly the lack of air-bridges also detract from the boarding experience as you are kettled in small caged holding area which is exposed to the wind before having to board in the open air. Lastly whilst it was easy to get to the airport as it took a mere 45 minutes and only £5 for a ticket (much cheaper Stansted and quicker), on the way back there was engineering works and we found the lack of flexibility in using our tickets during these unusual operations on the part of the train operator extremely frustrating! It would be great if the airport could create a better experience in co-ordination with the train operators during periods like this - it can be done after all they did privately build the station themselves to serve the airport!